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The Congregation
Claudine Thevenet The Congregation

 

THE CONGREGATION OF  JESUS AND MARY

Claudine’s ideal was ideal was to make God known and loved by means of CHRISTIAN EDUCATION in all social milieux. This is ideal remains the aim of the Congregation with the preference, inherited from the Foundress for the young and among the poor.

 

What kind of women did she wish to form in her work with the Young?

  1. Women of faith in God, themselves and others who would live their lives in the light of Faith.

  2. Women, capable o being good wives and mothers, and of creating happy homes.

  3. Women, whose very presence anywhere would exude goodness and touch other lives.

  4. Women capable of earning a living by their honest ways.

 

What did she desire of her Religious and their lay Collaborators?

  1. To be a living witness in their own lives……… of the values they teach.

  2. To be completely given to the young and without partiality be real mothers to them.

  3.  To have a foresight and thoroughness in preparing and carrying out their duties.

  4.  To be courteous, but without any affectation, in their manner, tone of voice, deportment and behaviour.

  5.  To be clean and orderly in their work and in their appearance.

         

 

What was her pedagogy? It was a system:

  1. of prevention that foresees and forestalls faults; giving guidance at the opportune time …..there is a greater  delicacy of love implied in removing obstacles than merely healing wounds.

  2. of attention the individual stressing the dignity of each person.

  3. of participation ad collaboration because of love cannot develop except in a united school community.

  4. of giving a practical formation enabling the young while living with the preset, to prepare for the future.

  5. of social formation in the ability to take their place in society with confidence.

  6. a pedagogy based on simplicity and a family spirit.     

  7. a stimulant pedagogy giving each one the taste for going beyond self :for making a reality of the dream which   God has for children.

Hers was a PEDAGOGY OF LOVE. A love that she drew from the Heart of Jesus pierced on the cross for the salvation of all people. Different social structures and environment require new forms of presence and make new demands on our creativity; but today as in the times of Claudine Thevenet, the work of EDUCATION IN LOVE remains the best reform we can offer. The finest methods effect nothing without love.

 

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